Thursday, August 23, 2012

Pack a Safe Lunch

Summer is drawing to a close and it's almost time for the first school session (if it hasn't started already). Take a quick refresher course in packing a safe school lunch for both kids and adults. 

  • Wash your hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds before and after handling food.  Make sure food preparation surfaces and utensils are clean.
  • Insulated, soft-sided lunch totes are best for keeping perishable foods chilled.  A cold source, such as a small frozen gel pack or frozen juice box, should be packed with perishable foods.   
  • Frozen gel packs will keep foods chilled until lunchtime, but are not recommended for all-day storage.  
  • Rinse fresh fruits and vegetables under running water, including those with skins and rinds that are not eaten.
For more detail, visit BAC to School. Class dismissed!

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